Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong citrus, earthy aroma that reminds me of the smell of an orange soda. Very strange. Clear golden, no head. Med. body. Very mild, but defined orange taste. Light sweetness.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rick orange topaz color with a taller head that is quite wispy as it settles leaving webs of lace. Orange candy and dark chocolate aromas with only hints of malt. Lightly spritzy feel. Flavors start with orange zest, mild chocolate and touch of yeast (Attic) followed by spicy alcohol. Light burn in the throat. Finishes with light nutmeg spice and the linger is more malty with toasted grains and caramel. Lots of flavor in this one, not sure if they mix and balance well, but at least there are no real faults.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good Biere de Garde especially if you like orange flavors. Nutmeg and spicy flavors too. Finishes clean crisp, and dry.
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl. bottle: This beer pours a crystal clear amber color. There was a bit of a tan head that lingers for awhile. Some spices and notes of orange to the nose. The taste is a bit spicy, with notes of the orange. A medium malty body backing it up. Not bad for a French supermarket beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle)Very powerfull x-mas aroma of coriander, orangepeel and nelikker. Not much moutheullness, but a spicy, fesh carbonated finish. Would go very well with daish christmasfood.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized beige head. Dark amber body. Not much aroma. Full and malty with a little spice and low finishing bitterness. Pleasent enough - but nothing to cheer about.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head. Clear dark amber body. Aroma and flavor is mostly orange. Different but still nice!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber color with a white head. The taste is sweet and oranges with notes of spices.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Even though I'm a big fan of these rich types of ales, I just didn't like this one, and I got sick both times I drank it. Chimnay is much better if you insist on a european brew and are willing to pay more. Otherwise try an American brewed belgian ale such as OMMEGANG from OMMEGANG Brewing in Cooperstown N.Y. Its much better.
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Frothy red beer initially, but the head soon dies away. Rather a malty and wine feel to the aroma, and the flavour lacks depth as it is mainly bitter and burn’t flavours that come through. A good effort but I prefer the normal Jenlain beers.